The announcement of the NHL and the Players Association reaching an agreement to end the lockout in the early hours of Jan. 6 came with quite a few sighs of relief. It also came with a lot of fists clenched in frustration.
The problem is, none of us knows exactly where to direct that frustration. While it's undeniable that some of the frustration will be pointed towards Commissioner Gary Bettman (who gets booed at arenas across the league), the rest is not as clear.
Whenever any sport goes through a lockout, or a strike, it comes down to millionaires versus billionaires. The easy target is owners and the league.
Vice Chairman Timothy Clare opened the floor for discussion, the board voted and just like that, the planning for the arena was put in motion. The entire process during the meeting took about two minutes.
The first trip through Division I competition could best be described as forgettable for the UNO volleyball program. In 2011, the Mavs finished just 5-23 against a schedule that included 11 D-I matches.
Through Campus Rec, UNO students have the opportunity to participate in more than a dozen intramural sports. At HPER and around campus, students form leagues to play flag football, basketball, floor hockey, volleyball and other sports.
In early August a lawsuit seeking the release of documents relating to UNO's dropping of the football program was decided in court.
If playing future Summit League foes is meant to serve as a measuring stick for the UNO Men's Basketball team, Tuesday's loss against Western Illinois might be a little deceiving. The Mavs lost 81-70 but it would be difficult to walk away from the game believing there's an 11-point difference between the two teams.
Bullpen Notes 4-12-11